Semi-Live & Eternally Graceful
Oh Wow! A debut album at the young age of 43. Most people ask me what took so long. I don't have an answer for that. I realized that if I didn't do this soon, it would be too late. Been playing guitar and singing much of my life, have a degree in music, love to compose. Work a lot of side jobs so I can do that--have never actively promoted a musical career---I think I've been afraid. Anyone out there who is still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up---trust me when I say you are not alone. I had to stop worrying and start living. I encourage you to do the same. Find the things that stir your passion, cause your soul to want to create, and touch a life (your own or someone else's) in a positive fashion. While this CD doesn't have the answers, it does give a look at life without being maudlin or prophetic or overly intrusive or obnoxious. It's not filled with angst driven lyrics, it's more of a realization of this traveler's life lesson. Themes are positive in nature, Christian in belief, non-judgemental and uplifting. Liner Notes from the CD: I've been meaning to make this CD for a long time. I even thought I might do it myself using digital technology - I have enough stuff on my computer to do that. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time needed to perfect the skills to create a great sounding project; or the patience to put up with a continually expanding learning curve. Many thanks to God for finally hitting me over the head (or my finally listening with the ear of my heart) and letting me know that if I didn't do this now, it would never get done. Thank-you to Brian Watts and Fossil Studios, without your knowledge and ability (not to mention your DOG EARS finding all those errant frequencies) this recording would not exist. Semi-Live - that's the recording style that I wanted - we didn't do a lot of overdubs after the initial recording of each song. I wanted the CD to sound 'almost live,' warts and all - there are a few extra guitar parts and some added vocals on a few tracks. Eternally Graceful - Grace is a state of being, graceful is a state of living I pray to strive for every day. Thank you to everyone who ever asked me, 'Do you have anything recorded?' Especially to Joe Lenihan - I miss your gruff style, 'Have you done anything with that songwriting yet?' Look Up is dedicated to you. My family, thank you for giving me my space - (I know, call your Mother) Lisa - remember, I expect you to learn how to play all these...thank you for putting up with me. I know you have it in you... I hope you enjoy listening to my creative offering. I hope you find that passion that stirs your soul. Be still and listen for the whisper..... 'Listen with the ear of your heart...' St. Benedict.